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UCL FINAL: Neymar, Suarez On Target As Barcelona Seals Treble Glory



Barcelona claimed a fifth Champions League title and the treble as second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Neymar secured victory over Juventus in Berlin.Ivan Rakitic gave Barcelona an early lead as he fired home from eight yards following a sweeping move.
Alvaro Morata equalised for Juventus 10 minutes into the second half after Marc-Andre ter Stegen parried Carlos Tevez’s shot into his path.
Suarez restored the lead for the Catalan giants before Neymar had a goal disallowed for handball.
And the Brazilian wrapped up the win when he scored on the break in the dying seconds.
The victory ended Barcelona’s four-year wait for their fifth title – a drought few would have predicted following their victory at Wembley in 2011.
But for Juventus the wait for a third title goes on, having last won Europe’s premier club competition in 1996.
Both sides were out to secure the treble having won their domestic leagues and cup.
And it was Barcelona that came flying out of the blocks.
Stunning build-up play saw nine of the La Liga side’s 10 outfield players involved and the ball was worked to Rakitic to open the scoring after just four minutes.
Juventus were struggling to get a foothold in the game and Gianluigi Buffon produced a spectacular one-handed save to deny Dani Alves after 13 minutes before saving from Neymar.
The Serie A side’s first-half display was typified by a short corner routine which saw them pushed back before Tevez cross went straight into Ter Stegen’s arms.
Suarez went close to extending the lead moments before half-time while Buffon produced another fine save to deny the Uruguayan shortly after the break.
But Morata made Luis Enrique’s side pay for their missed chances moments later.
Claudio Marchisio’s back-heel played in Stephane Lichsteiner who in turn fed former Manchester United and Manchester City star Tevez.
His initial effort was denied by Ter Stegen but the ball fell kindly to Morata to finish.
However, Barcelona roared back and restored their lead after 68 minutes.
Lionel Messi drove at a back-tracking Juventus defence and while his shot was saved by Buffon, Suarez reacted quickest to finish into the unguarded net.
Neymar thought he had made it 3-1 but it was ruled out for handball but the Brazlian made no mistake in the final seconds to ensure Enrique matched Pep Guardiola’s feat of winning the treble in his first season in charge

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